Mazda CX-60 named Best Fleet Large SUV in the 2023 Fleet World Awards

The Mazda CX-60 has taken the Best Large SUV title in the 2023 Fleet World Awards. With a choice of PHEV or diesel mild-hybrid powertrains, the Mazda CX-60 sits at the top of Mazda’s award-winning UK SUV line-up.

Commenting on the CX-60’s award, Fleet World, Editor, John Challen, said: “with plug-in hybrid and diesel variants, the CX-60 provides plenty of choice, in a product that is well built, good to drive and offers a very well-appointed interior.” Adding, “long journeys are made much easier with this Mazda.”

The CX-60 PHEV is the most popular vehicle in the UK thanks to its Skyactiv-G 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, 129kW electric motor, and 17.8 kWh high-capacity battery. However, for drivers who travel farther distances, the range has been extended with the addition of the brand-new in-line six-cylinder 3.3-litre e-Skyactiv D diesel engine.

There are three highly specialised model grades available for the Mazda CX-60 PHEV and CX-60 e-Skyactiv D MHEV: Exclusive-Line, Homura, and Takumi. The stunning front-engine, rear-wheel drive SUV architecture of the Mazda CX-60 is rugged and beautifully dynamic, communicating the intellect and elegance of the most recent innovations in Kodo design.

The Mazda CX-60 e-Skyactiv-D MHEV offers the ideal answer for many private buyers, higher-mileage drivers, or anybody who tows frequently, demonstrating Mazda's commitment to a multi-solution approach to sustainable mobility and the principle of the right solution at the right time. The all-new 3.3-liter in-line six-cylinder diesel engine incorporates Distribution-Controlled Partially Premixed Compression Ignition (DCPCI) Technology, another illustration of Mazda's approach to engine development that never ceases to be difficult. The new e-Skyactiv D unit, which achieves a thermal efficiency of over 40%, is one of the cleanest diesel engines in the world thanks to its extremely unique advanced combustion technology.

Exclusive-Line trim is the only place where the 200 horsepower engine is available, and it only comes with rear-wheel drive. However, Exclusive-Line can also be ordered with the new engine's higher output, 254 horsepower variant, which comes with all-wheel drive. There are many options available to customise your CX-60, including the combined Convenience and Driver Assistance Pack, which is an option on all Exclusive-Line CX-60s. Both the Homura and the top-of-the-line Takumi grade are only available with the 254ps AWD drivetrain; these vehicles can be specified with the optional Convenience and Driver Assistance Pack. A Panoramic Roof is optional on the Homura and standard on Takumi diesel models.

As you’d expect from a Mazda, the new e-Skyactiv D powered CX-60 delivers an impressive blend of performance and efficiency, alongside the driver focused handling, impressive comfort and high-quality found across the CX-60 range. The 200ps engine returns a WLTP average fuel consumption of 56.5mpg with CO2 emissions of only 129g/km in rear-wheel drive Exclusive-Line guise, while the AWD 254ps Exclusive Line, Homura and Takumi WLTP average fuel consumption is 53.3mpg with CO2 emissions from 137g/km.